NCPCR is the Apex Child Rights body and it has asked Netflix to stop ‘Bombay Begums’ as it cites inappropriate picture of children. The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights released a notice and asked the OTT platform to submit a detailed action report within 24 hours.
Not only this, the NCPCR objected to such inappropriate representation of children in the series and said that such content not only pollutes the young minds but also result in children abusing and exploitation. NCPCR took action as per the complaints that claim that the ‘Bombay Begums’ series indulges in drug abuse and casual sex.
What NCPCR Commission Said?
The commission said that Netflix must pay extra attention and take extra precautions while releasing content that is in or for the respect of children. Also, they should abstain from getting involved in such cases.
Moreover, the commission directed Netflix to look into the matter and stop Bombay Begums immediately. Additionally, asked to submit a detailed report within 24 hours. Failing to this will constrain the commission to initiate action against the provision of Section 14 of the CPCR Act, 2005.
Complaints Against Bombay Begums from Twitter Handles
As per the Indian Express, the complaints against Bombay Begums are lodged from two Twitter handlers. Let’s have a look:
The first complainant tweeted, “From normalization of minors indulging in casual sex we now have a web series showing minors having Cocaine. Screengrab from #BombayBegums where a 13-year-old is snorting coke as the party she goes to is all about alcohol, drugs.”
The second complaint stated, “Dream of school girls is to send selfies with a `developed’ body part to Imran.’’ Taking note of the complaints, NCPCR said that it is of the view that the series “with this type of content will not only pollute the young minds…(it) may also result in abuse and exploitation of children at the hands of perpetrators/offenders.’’